Mesh 5.0 is here!


#374

What I should install on my android phone to check the device? any usb console with OTG or with arduino support? Can you send a link to the right one from the Google Market for install application?


#375

Sorry, can’t really help you with the apps. I use a small Linux laptop. :slight_smile:


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#378

see above information that the console displays when the device is connected


#379

What’s this about a 6 hop limitation? That doesn’t seem like a “plus” feature and i don’t see it listed on this page: https://www.gotenna.com/pages/gotenna-plus

If i had seen it i would not have ordered 4 about an hour ago, and I’m seriously considering canceling the order.


#380

Six hops is the current limit for all goTenna Meshes. It’s not listed in the Plus features, because it applies to all GTMs.


#381

How to remove the device from the DFU mode? What other ways are there? Unfortunately, the support cannot help me (To be honest, I expected more …


#382

Thanks, Mike. After a little more reading I think I understand now.

Currently the 6 hop capability is BETA and available to all goTenna mesh users on firmware 5.0, and once 5.1 is rolled out only Plus subscribers will have 6 hop capability.

So when the SHTF zombie apocalypse occurs and the grid goes down I will not be able to communicate directly with family/loved ones who are more than 3 hops away because I didn’t subscribe to the Plus service. My device’s network hopping capability will be artificially limited in a local mesh network deployed and supported 100% by local users of these devices. A network that almost certainly costs goTenna nothing to support and maintain.

Is that correct?


#383

My understanding is that’s old news. Everyone got what they paid for, 3 hops. Then there was the upgrade of Plus to add 3 more hops to it after a trial period when it was added free temporarily to everyone. Then it was decided to just go with 6 hops all around. Documentation is still catching up. If you haven’t noticed that, then maybe you had no real current need for 6 hops, but it should be there for you - and any zombies who also have GoTenna Mesh.


#384

That nice to hear, hopefully it’s true.


#385

Scotty,

Currently, Mesh 5.0 is limited to 6 hops for all mesh users. This is intended for beta testing and when we do roll out to 5.1, it will become a plus feature. For most use cases, especially for the 4 pack of GTMs, 3 hops is enough to communicate.

I hope this helps!

Nate
goTenna Support


#386

Thanks for the needed clarification, Nate.


#387

Nate & MikeL,

I discovered goTenna recently through my interest in Bitcoin. While reading about Samourai Wallet I stumbled upon TxTenna, which lead me to gotenna.com where all the free and Plus features are listed. I didn’t read anything about hop limitations, but on the Plus Service page I did read “Please note we will never charge for any of the features in the free version of the goTenna app.” My decision to buy 4 yesterday, to help build a local mesh network, was based on this information. After the purchase I stumbled on the details of this thread.

I wonder how many people purchased goTennas over the past 6 months to help build local mesh networks in their area. I wonder how many are aware the functionality which they may be testing for communication in a possible grid down situation are aware a future update may well break the functionality they are planning to depend on.

Those users who don’t read message boards and app version histories are used to 6 hop functionality and probably assume it’s part of the deal and they’ll never be charged for what they aren’t paying for. Whoops… the documentation just hasn’t caught up.

I suppose the good news is it’s not too late to reverse what sounds like a questionable and border-line deceptive decision made by the bean counters.


#388

Scotty,

We understand and hear your frustrations. Please refer to the 5.0 notes and this thread for the 6 hops clarification.

If you’d like, send me an email to support@gotenna.com and we can schedule a phone call to ensure that there are no confusions.

Nate


#389

Good luck goTenna, I’m returning my devices today.

Build your own network then charge subscription fees!


#396

since we’re on the topic of the pricing for Plus, is it per-device? or tied to google/itnes accounts?

in my case, i have 4 devices, and 3 users; 2 of the 4 are tied to (my) 2 android devices, both under the same google login; the other two Mesh are for my other half and the kiddo, on their accounts. $10/mo for all 4 would be a steal; if it’s by google/itunes account, that’s going to work out more like $30/mo.


#397

It’s per device, but it’s also per YEAR, so $30/annually if you have three devices.


#398

Thanks for the clarification.:+1:


#399

I do not believe that is correct. I believe it is per user (in my case a gmail account). I have 4 gotennas connected to my gmail account (3 gotennas are connected to old Android phones on my gmail account + one gotenna attached to my active mobile Android phone) and all four show that Plus is enabled and active (I subscribe to plus). The 3 gotennas on old android phones are in essence stationary relays but attached to an old android phone because I want to be able to ping them for range testing.